Telcos, zero rating critics wary of Trai’s free data proposals: NEW DELHI: Telcos and net neutrality backers have both criticised the sector regulator’s recommendations on free data. While carriers say that an additional aggregator layer creates unwarranted complexity, backers of an open Internet have raised concerns that the model resembles zero-rating. Read More
TRAI’s recommendation of Free Data aggregators creates a carriage fee model for the Internet: The Indian telecom regulator TRAI appears to have given the go-ahead to apps like Gigato, which allows its partner websites to refund users for data consumed on their apps, by giving mobile recharge credit. Read More
Manipur: Internet services shut down in Imphal West dist following three blasts: Imphal: Taking serious note on the prevailing situation following three blasts on Friday, the state Cabinet has decided to shut down Internet service in Imphal West district with immediate effect. The Imphal West District Magistrate issued an order directing telecom operators to shut…
How Do You Imagine A Feminist Internet?: In August 2016, APC along with some activists and feminists which also included Feminism in India revised and released the 17 Feminist Principles of the Internet. Often I have been asked “Why do we need Feminist Principles to run the Internet when women and queer individuals already have…
UNHRC: Denying an Individual Access to Internet is a Violation of Basic Human Rights: In the 21st Century, a new divide between the poor and the rich is emerging, one that is threatening the basic tenants of freedom and development. The reach of the internet is simultaneously fast and secure,
Internet population in India to touch 600 mn by 2020: Study: With increased 4G and 3G penetration, the Internet user base in India is rapidly expanding and has reached a penetration of over 27 per cent versus 50.3 per cent penetration in China and expected to double to 600 million users by 2020 from 343…
“Internet of Things”: The off road drive to connectivity in India:
The Internet of Things (IoT) is now gaining traction, reshaping the way we engage with our world in our day-to-day lives. A recent report from Gartner states that the number of connected units, relating to the IoT,
Facebook’s at it again. Despite the hue and cry of late last year, where Facebook tried to push its Free Basics initiative down unsuspecting consumers’ throats by hitching a ride through a variety of cellular operators in India, it’s back with a brand new philanthropic rural Internet connectivity scheme for the nation.
Facebook has started testing its Express WiFi, its public WiFi service in rural areas in India. According to the company’s Internet.org website, the service is currently live in India and Facebook is “working with ISPs and carriers and local entrepreneurs” to help expand the project. The development was first reported by PTI.
NEW DELHI: Months after it received flak for allegedly violating net neutrality with Free Basics, social networking giant Facebook is now testing a new model for public Wi-Fi deployments for offering quality internet access in rural parts of the country.